In This Issue
Why Are These People Smiling?
Teens Go "In Search of Me"
Fernandina Beach Library Groundbreaking
Member Library Spotlight: Diocese of St Augustine
Featured Class: Generations in the Workplace

NEFLIN Awards      

The NEFLIN Board recently agreed to extend the nomination period for the annual NEFLIN Awards.  You now have from
April 1 - June 30 to submit a nomination for the following awards: 
  • NEFLIN Member of the Year
  • NEFLIN Distinguished Career Award
  • NEFLIN Innovation Award
  • NEFLIN Library Champion 

As mentioned above you can begin submitting nominations in April.  (Why did we announce this early?  So you can begin thinking about who you will nominate!  We in the business call this a "tease".) 

Why Are These People Smiling? 

You would be smiling too if someone had just put $100 in your pocket!

These three NEFLIN members are the first recipients of $100 stipends from the Jim Morris Continuing Education Fund (JMCEF).

Alan Asher Melanie West
              Alan Asher                                       Melanie West

Ann Lindell 
              Ann Lindell

The JMCEF provides an opportunity for individuals employed in NEFLIN member libraries to apply for a $100 stipend to be used towards library related conferences, training, professional development or classes that contribute to the continuing education of the applicant. It was created by the 2011-12 NEFLIN Board of Directors and is dedicated to the memory of Jim Morris.

Ann and Alan will be attending the Music Library Association conference in Atlanta this month.  Melanie will be attending the Florida Library Association conference in Orlando this May.

Also, the NEFLIN Board has agreed to put 5% of the Membership Dues collected this year into the JMCEF.  This should provide more than adequate funding for any members who wish to apply for these funds.  

Teens Go "In Search of Me"    

Stan Cottle of In Search of Me Cafe will be the featured speaker for our next Young Adult Interest Group meeting.


Stan Cottle  


Stan has created an interactive educational program helping teens deal with bullying, suicide, underage drinking, peer pressure, substance abuse, self esteem, dating/sex, careers, health/nutrition and violence.


Following his presentation we will have a discussion about the programs and partnerships we have created (or would like to create) that assess and meet the needs of youth in the communities we serve.

Register and come join us on Tuesday, February 18, 9am-12noon at NEFLIN!   


If you would like to receive email notifications of the Young Adult Interest Group's meetings, or any of NEFLIN's other interest groups, please contact Jennifer O'Neill at NEFLIN, 904-278-5620 or

Fernandina Beach Library Groundbreaking  

Fernandian Bch Library

Join us for a Groundbreaking Celebration! 

Construction of the new wing and renovation of the Fernandina Beach Library (Nassau County) will soon begin. 

Join us Thursday, Feb 27, 4-5pm.  25 N. 4th St, Fernandina Beach.  RSVP by Feb 22 to 
Member Library Spotlight

Diocese of Saint Augustine
Katherine Moody, Library Director
Bishop Kenny High School

You may know the oldest city in America is St. Augustine, but had you considered that some of the oldest Catholic Schools in America are found within the Diocese of Saint Augustine as well?  That makes for some old school libraries!  


"The Catholic school community of the Diocese of Saint Augustine is extremely proud of our rich tradition dating back to the first Catholic school in what is now the United States, founded by the Franciscans in 1606 in St. Augustine" 



Today, the NEFLIN Diocese of Saint Augustine membership represents twenty eight school libraries, including librarians & media specialists, library staff, and their students, grades

PK3 through 12.


The Diocese of Saint Augustine also houses an archive, preserving the permanent records of the Diocese. The Archive's mission is to "serve the administrative needs of the diocese, but it is also open for scholarly research, in keeping with the precepts of canon law and the civil laws of the United States" (DOSAFL).


Whether assisting the youngest children with picture books or the most seasoned teacher with classroom materials, the Diocese of Saint Augustine school media specialists are proud of our many libraries and all we provide for our communities around Northeast Florida.



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Featured Class
Generations in the Workplace
Tuesday, March 18
9:00am - 12 noon
& 1:00pm - 4:00pm
in Gainesville.


Register here.

Two 1/2 day classes

We've been hearing it for years ~ there are differences in the generations when it comes to how they perceive their work - and yours! 

This Generations in the Workplace training will consist of two half-day workshops, one for Newcomers and one for Seasoned Employees. 


In each session, we'll discuss loyalty, what is valued by each group, transferring knowledge, sparking enthusiasm and creativity - in other words, how to reap the good from both the benefit of the entire organization.

Trainer: Linda Bruno
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